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vikingshadow
05-19-2007, 12:07 PM
Ok, your's truly has been elected by the 5-6th grade student council to be the DJ at the student council dance this year (I was also the DJ last year - the kids love to see a 41 year old acting like this!)

Anywho, I have some music, but I have to fill in 2+ hours with music that is acceptable for a school function, AND for 5th/6th graders that won't get things thrown at me by either students or teachers, hahaha!

I'm short about an hours worth of tunes. I need some suggestions on APPROPRIATE dance music for the kids (actually, they'll just run around, jumping up and down and being totally out of control, but hey! It's supposed to be fun for them, so whatever gets em going...)

Don't laugh - remember I'm dealing with 11-12 year olds here, but I've got some Beyonce', Nickelback, Jessica Simpson, High School Musical stuff, some Village People, Crazy Frog, Click 5, Bowling for Soup, Nelly Furtado, Kelly Clarkson, Gwen Steffani (sp?) Will Smith, etc. Any other suggestions, and songs that I can get from Itunes?

Hopefully I can hook my Ipod to the sound system - otherwise, I'll have to figure out how to pull them off my Ipod to a CD.

splater18
05-19-2007, 12:26 PM
sounds good my little bro listens to all the stuff. maybe throw in 1-2 slow songs my .02

Hossy
05-19-2007, 12:27 PM
Vike-
There are a few programs that can take songs off your ipod and to the computer to burn them on a CD if need be.

I know you live out west, so im going to look through my library to look through for some country songs, as well as some better dance music

Caught Up- Usher
Ice Box- Omarion
KT Kunstall (artist)
Born To Be Wild- ?
All of the Above- Big City Rock
Bad to The Bone-?
Because of you- Kelly Clarkson
Before He Cheats- Carrie Underwood
Bless The Broken Road- Rascal Flatts
Cascada- Every Time we Touch
Cause the Chicks dig it- Chris Cagle
Dirty Little Secret- All American Rejects
Fall Out boy- Sugar were going down
Favorite State of Mind- Josh Gracin
Here in your arms- Hellogoodbye
How to save a life- The Frey
I'mma Shine- youngbloodz
Irreplaceable- Beyonce
King Kong- Jibbs
Chain Hang low- Jibbs
Ladies love country boys- Trace Adkins
Livin in fast forward- kenny chesney
SOS- Rihanna
The Thunder Rolls- Garth Brooks
What is Love- ??
you and me- lifehouse

I basically listed what my neighbor likes. hes around that age, and i just made him a CD with some of those songs.
I tried to add some upbeat songs, they did come out to be hip hop music. Im not sure about where you live, but theres definatly a Plus with SOS, Chain hang low, and how to save a life.
If you want, ill make you a mix on itunes with all of them, so its easier for you to look through them. if you want me to do that, just PM me or get on via AIM

HelpDeskHustler
05-19-2007, 12:33 PM
hardcore techno
some LP
basically taping the radio wouldnt be a bad idea...

tupac's new song that he wrote in 94 :dodgy:

Hossy
05-19-2007, 12:35 PM
tupac's new song that he wrote in 94 :dodgy:

i loled

kidonfire
05-19-2007, 01:02 PM
Basshunter FTW......Swedish Techno is the best dance music ever!

UKwithPride
05-19-2007, 01:07 PM
Basshunter FTW......Swedish Techno is the best dance music ever!
They will all run around be like "OMGWTF IS HE SAYING! NOOOOOOOOS!" lol

tater_salad
05-19-2007, 01:10 PM
My brother really likes RHCP(Red Hot Chili Peppers) and he is in the 5th grade.

HelpDeskHustler
05-19-2007, 01:50 PM
numa numa... peanut butter jelly time...

pbfreak3221
05-19-2007, 02:33 PM
electric slide ftw

tater_salad
05-19-2007, 02:51 PM
Vehemence, Weird Al Yankovic, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, The Scarlet Desire, System Of A Down, Buckethead, Rammstein

timmyshoota
05-19-2007, 02:56 PM
Screamo...all screamo.

pbfreak3221
05-19-2007, 03:03 PM
Black Sabbath, and system of down seem a little intense for 5th graders.

marvin-martian
05-19-2007, 03:11 PM
Screamo...all screamo.
heavy heavy low low

UKwithPride
05-19-2007, 03:18 PM
Screamo...all screamo.
heavy heavy low low
Drop Dead, Gorgeous

tater_salad
05-19-2007, 03:22 PM
Black Sabbath, and system of down seem a little intense for 5th graders.

The only 5th grader I know is my brother and he listens to heavier stuff than I do like Slayer, Dio, Sabbath, Early Metallica, Pantera and such.

vikingshadow
05-19-2007, 03:35 PM
Ok, you guys do realize this is a dance, right? Not a rock concert, lol!

I know all this music you guys are talking about, and it's not really what one listens to at dances. However, I do appreciate the suggestions (I have several of the ones that were listed previously. Thanks for those!)

badlandsrox
05-19-2007, 03:38 PM
almost anything aerosmith,prob billy talent, and put a TON of slow songs, just to make the kids mad haha

vikingshadow
05-19-2007, 03:40 PM
Hahahaha! I have a few songs that I like from the 80's that are going to hack them off. I even found an old Barney CD that I'm incorporating....I'm going to be so irritating - it'll be GREAT!

marvin-martian
05-19-2007, 03:48 PM
david bowie - magic dance

tater_salad
05-19-2007, 03:58 PM
Hump De Bump-RHCP is kind of like a dance song.

durrell
05-19-2007, 04:17 PM
Must Have Done Something Right - Relient K
Sadie Hawkins Dance - Relient K
Operation - Relient K
Charles in Charge - Relient K
Pressing On - Relient K
Here In Your Arms - Hellogoodbye
Shimmy Shimmy Quarter Turn - Hellogoodbye
Move Along - The All American Rejects
Dirty Little Secret - The All American Rejects
All the Small Things - Blink 182
First Date - Blink 182
Say Anything Else - Cartel
Honestly - Cartel
Cupid's Chokehold - Gym Class Heroes
Ocean Avenue - Yellowcard

All of those are safe for any age. :thumbup:

pbfreak3221
05-19-2007, 04:34 PM
Durrell's list ftw.

vikingshadow
05-19-2007, 04:42 PM
I'm gonna look up that list right now - the only song on it I've heard (and actually already have on the playlist is Dirty Little Secret...

Thanks guys!

MadMan66
05-19-2007, 05:06 PM
check out "Family Force 5" they have some good dance music.

newkid
05-19-2007, 08:34 PM
AC/DC, Led Zepplin, Metallica, ect. :dodgy:

pbfreak3221
05-19-2007, 08:46 PM
Again, those are definetly not really dancing kind of music, I think Pop is ideal, with one or two slow songs.

newkid
05-19-2007, 09:01 PM
thats what the dodgy is for

vikingshadow
05-20-2007, 06:50 AM
Ok, here's my playlist. Just need to get it in order. I haven't done this much work with music since I was a DJ back in the late 80's early 90's. Music sure has changed since then!

What do you think? This isn't the specific order, and my Ipod shows right at 2.1 hours.

Thriller - Michael Jackson
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Yeah! - Usher
Love Shack - The B-52's
Bop to the Top - High School Musical
Hand Jive - Grease Soundtrack
Irreplaceable - Beyoncé
Cool - Gwen Stefani
Dirty Little Secret - The All-American Rejects
SOS - Rihanna
When there was You and Me - High School Musical
19 Something - Mark Wills
Just the Girl - The Click Five
A Public Affair - Jessica Simpson
Lonely - Akon
I Melt With You - Bowling for Soup
Y.M.C.A. - The Village People
Promiscuous - Nelly Furtado
Far Away - Nickelback
I Like to Move It - Crazy Frog
Switch - Will Smith
Too Little Too Late - JoJo
Cha Cha Slide - Mr. C
Here It Goes Again - OK Go
Get'cha Head in the Game -B5
Check Yes or No - George Strait
Sadie Hawkins Dance - Relient k
Pressing On - Relient k
Honestly - Cartel
Everytime We Touch - Cascada
Ocean Avenue - Yellowcard
Some Hearts - Carrie Underwood
Dragostea Din Tei - O-ZONE
Don't Cha - The *****cat Dolls
Heaven - DJ Sammy

vikingshadow
05-20-2007, 06:51 AM
Oh, yeah. I forgot - I have winamp, but I can't seem to figure out how to get it from itunes to winamp so I can burn this to a disc or two. Can someone tell me what to do now?

kidonfire
05-20-2007, 07:33 AM
I don't know how to get it from itunes to winamp, but I believe you can burn a disc from itunes.

One more song you shold try to get. It's techno again but this one isn't from Sweden. Sandstorm by Darude. If you dont have it then search it on youtube and find a video that sound good and goldwave it. Very good song, and it's hard no to dance with it.... :D

pbfreak3221
05-20-2007, 07:40 AM
Yeah sandstorm is a classic.

HelpDeskHustler
05-20-2007, 08:23 AM
you missed "i want to love you" uncut by akon :dodgy: looks pretty decent...

paintballer5646
05-20-2007, 08:42 AM
No Macarena? That's a classic dance song.

vikingshadow
05-20-2007, 09:43 AM
Oh, trust me. That stuff will be there - there are always a couple other teachers who want to bring that stuff....the bunny hop, the macarena, etc....I figure I'll let them do that stuff!

yod3r
05-20-2007, 09:51 AM
Oh, yeah. I forgot - I have winamp, but I can't seem to figure out how to get it from itunes to winamp so I can burn this to a disc or two. Can someone tell me what to do now?

hey vike i did mine a long time ago but and im not sure but i think when you plug in your ipod something pops up in the import menu. Try looking around in there that might help

Hoppy11
05-20-2007, 10:20 AM
POUR SOME SUGAR ON ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Save a Horse - Big 'n Rich

I Love Rock n Roll

durrell
05-20-2007, 10:35 AM
You can burn the disc from iTunes vike. Are you burning an MP3 disc? If so, you have to make the playlist in iTunes and then change your iTunes burn option to "Burn MP3 disc". I can tell you how if that's the way you want to do it.

leed
05-20-2007, 01:03 PM
Born To Be Wild- Steppenwolf
Bad to The Bone- George Thorogood
What is Love- Haddaway

Those are the artists, in case you are curious.

Oscum Guy
05-20-2007, 01:16 PM
throw in some linkin park.


if you use winamp you can just plug in any ipod and play, rip, or sync.

vikingshadow
05-20-2007, 01:49 PM
I burned a disc straight from itunes, then tried it on my daughter's CD player - worked like a charm.

Thanks for all the help, fellows. Now, I just have to make it through tomorrow (chaotic daycare week - 3 days of school left) and I'm golden!